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November 05, 2008

Obama Promised Kids A Dog

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.'' Harry Truman.

It's excellent advice for our incoming president, who told the world on Tuesday night that he plans to follow it - but not due to his Democratic predecessor's sage advice. He promised his daughters they could have one after the election, and woe betide him if he breaks that campaign promise.

CHICAGO (AP) — OK, dad won the presidency, but the election victory yielded a special bonus for Barack Obama's two daughters.

"I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House," Obama told Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, during his victory speech.

The good news for his daughters came as Obama acknowledged his family's contributions to his campaign. The news prompted even bigger smiles as they surrounded him. He did not go into details about a name or breed for the new White House pet, who will follow in the steps of the Bush family's Scottish terriers, Barney and Miss Beazley.

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I just have a little advice for the Obama's on "what dog NOT to get"
1. Don't get an older dog-after all, they won't have that long to live and "why bother"?
2. Don't get a really young dog-you have to teach them everything, and who has the time?;
3. Don't get a long haired dog-they shed and you would have to groom them;
4. Don't get a short haired dog-they shed and you would have to groom them;
5. Don't get a large dog-hard to walk, eat a lot, want most of the bed;
6. Don't get a small dog-yappy, annoying, eat a lot, want most of the bed;Or just let your daughters make the decision. If it is to be "their" dog, then it should be "their" decision. Talk to them about breeds, needs, requirements, all that stuff, then let them go-trust their hearts to know.

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